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National Science Day Celebration

National Science Day Celebration

27th National science day was celebrated in ICAR- CIRCOT on 28th February, 2017 as per the directives of ICAR. 28th of February, 1928 was the golden day in history of India when an invention in the field of science was completed by the famous physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. He invented the “Raman Effect” for which, he received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930. To celebrate this success, the Government of India marked the day on 28th February as National Science day from 1999. The theme selected by Department of Science and Technology (DST) for this year was “Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons”.

To execute the program, an open day and guest lecture was organized in CIRCOT campus for school students. About 50 students from nearby schools visited the institute and explored various research facilities available in the campus such as exhibition room, fiber and yarn testing, mechanical processing division, nano- cellulose pilot plant and paper making plants etc. The open day was followed by popular lecture by Dr. R. P. Nachane, former head, Quality Evaluation and Improvement Division, CIRCOT on “Application of Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons” in Jubilee Hall which was attended by the students and CIRCOT staff. Through a power point presentation, he enlightened about roots and causes of disability and current technologies available for the specially abled persons. Before the guest lecture, Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT addressed the gathering.

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